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of compound partitions and Goldbaeh's conjecture that every
even number is the sum of two primes.
He had not much longer, mile working at Ms mathematics
in Ms London rooms early in March 1897 he suffered a paralytic
stroke which destroyed his power of speech. He died on 15 March
1897, at the age of eighty-three. His life can be summed up in
Ms own words, *I really love my subject'.